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August Everywhere


  • 1. September Already
    2. Below the Sliding Doors
    3. Crazy Eyes
    4. All Dreamed Out
    5. Pretty Pictures
    6. On This Earth
    7. I Am a Fraction
    8. There's Nowhere You Can Hide
    9. Right Kind of Girl
    10. Your Big Night, Sandy!
    11. Strange as They Say
    12. Star Behind the Star, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 450203

  • Credits
    ProducerJordon Zadrozny; Jordon Zadorozny; Ken Andrews
    EngineerScott Mathers; Ken Andrews; Steve Churchyard

    Blinker The Star: Jordon Zadorzny (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Pete Frolander (bass); Kellii Scott (drums, percussion).
    Additional personnel: Ken Andrews (guitar, synthesizer, background vocals); Brad Laner (guitar, bass); John Parish (slide guitar); Charlie Bisharat, Joel Derouin (violin); David Campbell (viola); Larry Corbet (cello); Greg Wells (piano); Justin Meldal-Johnson, Lee Sklar (bass); Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, tabla).
    Recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California.
    Personnel: Blinker the Star (slide guitar, drums); Jordon Zadorozny (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Ken Andrews (guitar, synthesizer, background vocals); Brad Laner (guitar, bass guitar); John Parish (slide guitar); Joel Derouin, Charlie Bisharat (violin); David Campbell (viola); Larry Corbett (cello); Greg Wells (piano); Pete Frolander, Leland Sklar, Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass guitar); Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, tabla); Kelli Scott (drums, percussion).
    Recording information: Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park CA; Rumbo Records.
    Photographers: Rupert Truman; Matthew Welch .
    With an interesting mix of rock and power pop, Blinker the Star has been able to forge a name for itself within the music community since the band's 1995 self-titled debut. AUGUST EVERYWHERE is the band's third album and its first for Dreamworks Records. The material feels the influence of some classic pop songwriters--"Pretty Pictures" sounds like classic ELO while "On This Earth" sounds like it could pass as a lost Beatles track. Some of the other tracks that shine are "September Already," "The Star Behind the Star," and "Right Kind of Girl," which has a songwriting texture not unlike the work of Elliot Smith.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (9/30/99, p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...surround-sound arena rock, a collection of smart arrangements brimming with evocative lines and hard-to-shake choruses..."
    Spin (11/99, p.194) - 8 out of 10 - "...the last native tongue of a museum tribe: guitar-scored elaborations on a lost theme, lovely as they are irrelevant...utterly pleasurable because the stakes are so low you can't get under them....It's just music. Exactly. Copacetic. Poignant."
    Alternative Press (10/99, p.80) - 3 out of 5 - "...long rumored as heir to [Kurt] Cobain's throne....AUGUST EVERYWHERE proves [Jordon Zadorozny] has the musical chops for the role..."
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